Say goodbye to pharmacy visits altogether, says entrepreneur Stu Libby.
"Good health starts with a pharmacy visit. Believe it or not, one in three prescriptions written are never filled," Libby told CNBC. He said his remedy is Zipdrug, a start-up offering prescription drug delivery on demand.
The service works via Zipdrug's mobile app or the company's website. Users snap a photo of their insurance card and enter details about payment, pharmacy and delivery address.
Once a prescription is filled, Zipdrug dispatches bike messengers who go to the pharmacy for you to pick up your medication. The start-up promises delivery from the pharmacist to your home or office within minutes. And users can track their delivery from their smartphones, similar to how Uber clients can track their drivers.
The service fee for users is $10, but Zipdrug works with some pharmacies that cover the cost for the patient. For now, services are only available in New York City and parts of New Jersey.